Handmade Parota Wood 'Light of Nostalgia' Lamp (Mexico)

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ITEM#: 15914045

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Mexico's Ruben Beltran is inspired by classic artistry for the design of this table lamp. The lamp is carved by hand, with the rich brown grain of parota wood beautifully complemented by the natural hue of the cotton lampshade.

Product Features:

  • Weight: 7.5 lbs
  • Lamp  Dimension : 26" H x 8.25" W x 8.25" D
  • Lampshade: 14.5" H x 10.5" Diam.
  • Total height: 36.5" H
  • Shape: Drum
  • Color: Brown
  • Lamp material: Parota wood
  • Setting: Indoor
  • Fixture finish: Black
  • Shade: Cotton on polystyrene
  • Color: White
  • Type: Spider fitting
  • Switch type: On/off line
  • Takes one 40 watt bulb (not included)
  • UL certified
  • Electrical fixtures included
  • Made in Mexico

Story Behind the Art: 

I think that to be a master of our craft, we cannot resign ourselves to what we've already achieved; we must always try to surpass our achievements so each work is better and better. I come from a family of furniture artisans. My father suggested I try my hand at furniture design and crafting, and I liked it.

My friends consider me a very serious person, but it's easy to make me smile. They also describe me as very secure and optimistic. The most difficult time in my life was when my father died because, in a way, I lost my best friend. But he taught me to face life and go on, to work with honesty and a spirit of service. As time passed, things got better. I hope to have a lot of work so I can support my family and also to be able to teach this craft to young people from marginalized areas who face greater economic and social challenges. My dream is to reach a ripe old age when I can devote my time to reading.

In my workshop, we use fine woods from certified sources, and I prefer finishes that don't hide the natural wood grain and color. What I most enjoy about this work is when an idea of mine takes shape in reality. And I like the challenge of conjugating aesthetics with functionality and good taste to please and satisfy the shopper.

I believe that each piece has special characteristics, as a result of my inspiration, and in agreement with my mood when I create the design. I think that to be a master of our craft, we cannot resign ourselves to what we've already achieved; we must always try to surpass our achievements so that each work is better and better.

After my father's death, I felt alone and vulnerable because he was the one who'd obtain the materials but, little by little, with the things he taught me, I feel I am getting ahead. In the workshop, my mother is the administrator. My brother Francisco and my sister Maria del Refugio meet with clients. I work with our assistants, encouraging them to be patient and painstaking and to keep an open mind. Our designs are created with top quality wood, selected for its durability and beauty.

Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.


Material Wood
Finish Wood Finish
Switch Type On-Off Line Switch
Bulb Wattage 40 W
Color Beige, Brown
Height 23 in or more
Lamp Type Standard
Light Direction Uplight
Lighting Shade Color Beige Shade
Lighting Style Modern & Contemporary
Number of Lights 1 Light
Product Features Handmade
Shade Shape Round
Width 16 in or less
Dimensions 8.25 In. X 8.25 In. X 26.0 In.
Model Number 208702
Country of Origin Mexico

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